For those of you hearing about The Adelaide Critics Circle for the first time, they celebrate the extraordinary creativity of the arts and artists in the state of South Australia.
They are a group of critics from mainstream and alternative media who meet regularly to nominate outstanding work in our arts scene.
At the end of the year, the best of the best are recognised at the Annual Awards Ceremony, which comprises eight awards, including Professional Theatre (both Individual Award and Group Award), Emerging Artist of the Year Award, Independent Arts Foundation Award for Innovation, Amateur or Community Theatre (both Individual Award and Group Award), Visual Arts Award, and Lifetime Achievement Award.
The 23rd Annual Awards this year will be held on Thursday, 12 December at 6pm at Holden Street Theatres, 34 Holden Street, Hindmarsh. It’s a free event and open to the public.
This year’s guest speaker is Mitchell Butel, Artistic Director of State Theatre South Australia.
Shortlisted from a field of 65 nominees for awards in the performing arts are:
Individual Award – Professional Theatre
Elena Carapetis, actor – A View From The Bridge (State Theatre Company of South Australia)
Marc Clement, actor – A Night at the Theatre (STARC Productions)
Mark Saturno, actor – A View From The Bridge (State Theatre Company of South Australia)
Konstantin Shamray, pianist – body of work
Group Award – Professional Theatre
Adelaide Baroque – body of work
Australian Dance Theatre – North/South
Bakehouse Theatre – body of work and advocacy of new work
Joh Hartog Productions – Brilliant Traces
STARC Productions – body of work
Emerging Artist of the Year Award
Bethany Hill – singer
Charlotte Kelso, singer – Christina’s World (State Opera South Australia)
Maiah Stewardson, actor – A View from the Bridge (State Theatre Company of South Australia)
Yundi Yuan – pianist
Independent Arts Foundation Award for Innovation
Josh Belperio, composer/performer – 30,000 Notes
Australian String Quartet – Pitchfork
Patch Theatre – Zoom
Fleur Elise Noble, performance artist – Rooman (Insite Arts/Vitalstatistix)
Individual Award – Amateur or Community Theatre
Robert Bell, actor – Jerusalem (University of Adelaide Theatre Guild)
Brant Eustice, actor – Jerusalem (University of Adelaide Theatre Guild)
Matt Houston, actor – Don Juan in Soho (University of Adelaide Theatre Guild)
Group Award – Amateur or Community Theatre
Davine Productions – Judge Jackie: Disorder in the Court
Hills Musical Company – Assassins
Marie Clark Musical Theatre – Anything Goes
No Strings Attached Theatre of Disability – I Forgot To Remember To Forget
University of Adelaide Theatre Guild – Jerusalem
Visual Arts Award
The Visual Arts Award will be announced on the night.
Lifetime Achievement Award
The Lifetime Achievement Award will be announced on the night.
The Awards Ceremony is a free event, open to the public, so why not come along and congratulate the amazing artists from our state?
Join the Adelaide Critics Circle this year on Thursday, 12 December at 6pm at Holden Street Theatres, 34 Holden Street, Hindmarsh.